Bug 1259549 - Enigmail should not depend on Thunderbird because it also works in Seamonkey
Enigmail should not depend on Thunderbird because it also works in Seamonkey
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird-enigmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christian Dersch
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-02 22:01 EDT by Randy Barlow
Modified: 2017-08-31 10:22 EDT (History)
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Description Randy Barlow 2015-09-02 22:01:36 EDT
Description of problem:
The Enigmail plugin is created for both Thunderbird and Seamonkey according to the upstream home page[0]. The Fedora package seems to imply that Enigmail is only for Thunderbird for two reasons:

0) It is called thunderbird-enigmail instead of simply enigmail.
1) thunderbird-enigmail depends on Thunderbird.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ dnf install thunderbird-enigmail

Actual results:
dnf will bring in Thunderbird as well, which Seamonkey users might not want.

Expected results:
I'd expect to be able to install Enigmail without having to install Thunderbird as well. It would be ideal to also rename the package to enigmail if possible.

Additional info:
[0] http://www.enigmail.net/home/index.php
Comment 1 Remi Collet 2015-09-03 01:13:03 EDT
When this package was created, It used the "thnderbird" sources (not always in sync with seamonkey version), and thus only compatible with thunderbird.

The new version doesn't need this anymore, and yes should be compatible with seamonkey. but this will require a lot of changes

- move installation
- create a thunderbird subpackage with link and dep.
- create a seamonke subpackage with link and dep.

Not something I should have time to do in the near future.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-01-04 08:40:50 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:36:15 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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Comment 6 Woi 2017-08-31 10:22:30 EDT
This is still true for Fedora 26:

sudo dnf repoquery --deplist thunderbird-enigmail|grep thunderbird
Last metadata expiration check: 1:00:07 ago on Thu Aug 31 15:16:10 2017.
package: thunderbird-enigmail-1.9.7-1.fc26.noarch
  dependency: thunderbird >= 38.0
   provider: thunderbird-52.3.0-1.fc26.x86_64

But I don't have the necessary permissions to change the version field to 26. And I also don't know if a fix is worth it at all: The package does what you expect from the package name and the whole SeaMonkey project is at risk, e.g. they are even struggling to release regular updates.

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